Date: 5/25/18 8:15 pm From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] May 25, 2018 Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge MA. Migration winding down
Thanks to Matt Sabourin for this post.
Barbara Volkle Northborough, MA <barb620...>
From: "Matt S. " <accipiter22...> Date: Fri, 25 May 2018 19:57:09 -0400 Subject: May 25, 2018 Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge MA. Migration winding down
Headed out this morning to see if I could stir up a Mourning Warbler, a worm-eating, or a yellow-billed cuckoo that were seen recently at Mt. A. Struck out on all three, but still had a nice time. Migration is winding down; it feels a few days early to me. Plus I had hoped that maybe things would extend since the season got a late start. I suppose that is just getting greedy though, considering how plentiful the past two weeks were.
Every year I get a bit of birding 'inertia'; I forget that this season passes and assume that the birds will just keep coming, and then one day I have a trip where numbers are down about 80%. That was today, so I am a bit wistful. Still, what a fun trip; I got to see a hummingbird collecting webs, I assume for a nest, and tons of blackpoll warblers. The wood thrush continues to sing in the dell
I'll never forget this migration year, the Bay-Breasteds especially, my goodness. I still somehow don't have a decent picture of one. This spring marks 8 years of coming to Mount Auburn, I still have a few species I want to bag here; Worm-Eating, Blue-Winged (seriously, how have I missed that every year), YB Cuckoo, screech owl, and clay-colored sparrow among them.
Until next time,
Matt Sabourin Accipiter22 @ Gmail.com Brighton, MA